PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

Serving an adult population- Ages 20 and up

Self-referrals are accepted as well as referrals from health and other
professionals.

PREFERRED AREAS OF COUNSELLING INTEREST

• Anxiety
Career Counselling
• Couple Counselling/Marriage
Crisis Intervention
• Depression
Divorce/Separation
• Fear of Public Speaking/Performance
Grief/Bereavement/Loss
• Hypnosis
Lifestyle Adjustments 

  • Mindfulness Meditation

• Relationship Issues 
Relaxation Training
• Retirement Preparation
Stress (Work and/or Personal)


COUNSELLING APPOINTMENTS:

The preferred method for appointment is for you to call me. More often than not you will get my voice mail. Please leave a message and indicate if it is OK for me to leave you a message when I return your call. My appointments are normally booked on the hour Monday - Friday between 9 and 5. First time appointments are usually made within one to two weeks depending on mutual availability. Certain appointment times (such as lunch times and  the last one of the day - 4:00 p.m.) are more popular and may involve a longer waiting time.

COVERAGE:   Services are not covered through MCP.  Clients either pay themselves or have third party  coverage such as Employee Assistance Programs or  Health Insurances. 

Fees are based on an hourly rate with sessions being fifty minutes long. If you are paying yourself, the payment is done on a session by session basis.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):  You may have coverage through your workplace Employee Assistance Program (EAP) .  Direct billing is available for most Employee Assistance Programs. Some programs are cost-shared with your employer.

Health Insurance:  In the case of Health Insurance, most plans allow for reimbursement when you provide your receipt.  Health insurance plans will usually require a referral from your doctor. 


CANCELLATION POLICY:  24 Hrs. Notice

If you are unable to attend an appointment I expect 24 hours notice which can be given by leaving a message on my voice mail at 709-754-5533. The hourly rate will be charged for missed appointments or appointments cancelled without the required notice.



CONFIDENTIALITY:

As you would expect, what we talk about in counselling is confidential. This means you can feel free to talk about anything with the assurance that it will remain private and confidential with some rare exceptions that will be discussed in the first session. Aside from these exceptions no information will be released without your signed consent.

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